Catalog Of The Snowden Revelations | Fortuna’s Corner

Useful. Sent to me by a friend. This page catalogs various revelations by Edward Snowden, regarding the United States’ surveillance activities. Each disclosure is assigned to one of the following categories: tools and methods, overseas USG locations from which operations are undertaken, foreign officials and systems that NSA has targeted, encryption that NSA has broken, ISPs or platforms that NSA … [Read more…]

Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill: The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program. “At least 273 civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia have been killed” : worldnews

That is why so many innocent people keep getting killed. That is what this story is about. The next time someone says "it’s just metadata," remember this story. Innocent people die because of NSA’s use of metadata: the story cites 14 women and 21 children killed in just one operation. via Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy … [Read more…]

Welcome to The Intercept – The Intercept

We have assembled a team of experienced and independent journalists and editors (see our masthead here). Our central mission is to hold the most powerful governmental and corporate factions accountable, and to do so, we will report on a wide and varied range of issues. via Welcome to The Intercept – The Intercept. Going to … [Read more…]

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board – Which Congress Made An Independent Agency in 2007, But Which Just Became Operational – Says NSA Spying Is ILLEGAL AND UNNECESSARY Washingtons Blog

Many experts – including congress members – say that the NSA’s spying program is illegal. via Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board – Which Congress Made An Independent Agency in 2007, But Which Just Became Operational – Says NSA Spying Is ILLEGAL AND UNNECESSARY Washingtons Blog. No one is surprised, are they? Everyone agrees at … [Read more…]

Schneier on Security: Today I Briefed Congress on the NSA

Today I Briefed Congress on the NSAThis morning I spent an hour in a closed room with six Members of Congress: Rep. Lofgren, Rep. Sensenbrenner, Rep. Scott, Rep. Goodlate, Rep Thompson, and Rep. Amash. No staffers, no public: just them. Lofgren asked me to brief her and a few Representatives on the NSA. She said … [Read more…]

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’ – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The nothing-to-hide argument focuses on just one or two particular kinds of privacy problems—the disclosure of personal information or surveillance—while ignoring the others. It assumes a particular view about what privacy entails, to the exclusion of other perspectives. via Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’ – The Chronicle Review – The … [Read more…]

Hardening/Securing Mac OS X Mavericks? : apple

A useful Reddit thread on the topic of making your Mac more secure. Once again, thanks to what we know, none of this will actually keep you secure if the government wants in. And, as it currently stands in most of this country, you likely have no constitutional rights to keep them out.